Abating dengue in TTDI

Taman Tun Dr Ismail residents came together to spread awareness on dengue last Sunday.

It was organised because of the rise in the number of cases as well as a fatality in the neighbourhood by TTDI residents, Umno Youth and the Najib Razak Club (NRC11).

They distributed abate larvaecide and flyers to improve awareness about dengue among residents, business operators and vendors at the Ramadan bazaar in TTDI and Sungai Penchala.

TTDI Residents Association exco member Larry Yeong said there had been more than 30 cases of dengue with one death reported this year.

“We want to raise awareness,” he said, adding that Kuala Lumpur City Hall also contributed larvaecide.

Margaret Lee, who had been living in TTDI for 25 years, said mosquitoes thrive during the hot weather.

“Even an inch of water is enough for mosquitoes to breed.

“I ensure that I keep my house clean,” she said.

Resident Zafrul Ismail added: “Regardless of their differing views, everyone came together for a good cause.”

The awareness campaign also covered the TTDI longhouse that had 50 units and between 300 and 400 residents.

A longhouse resident, Gowrie Govendaraju said there had been dengue case in the area two months ago.

“People here like to store rainwater, however, they do not store the water properly,” she said.

Umno Youth exco member and quality of life bureau chairman Rahman Hussin said their bureau and the NRC11 sponsored the flyers and larvaecide.

Barisan Nasional Youth deputy chairman Khairul Azwan Harun added that anti-dengue campaigns here are carried out by members in every state in their respective neighbourhoods.

Shafique Dassila, who is in charge of NRC11’s Better Community programmes, said it was time the community acted as one due to the recent spike in dengue cases.

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